This is an awesome example of a drum hand carved by the Senufo People of Ivory Coast. This drum has an animal theme throughout, with multiple different animals carved around the drum. Stands 22 inches tall and weighs 14 pounds.
Hand Carved Zoomorphic Senufo Drum 22″ – Ivory Coast – African Art
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Ivory Coast (Côte d’Ivoire)
Wood, pigment, leather
Possible minor imperfections and wear & tear, including but not limited to scuffing, cracking and minimal chipping. Possible previous repairs. See photos or inquire for more details.
About the Senufo People
“Scattered across the Ivory Coast, Mali and Burkina Faso, the million and a half Senufo tribespeople live principally off the fruits of agriculture and occasionally hunting. They inhabit villages governed by a council of elders, who in turn are led be a chief elected from their number. Tribal cohesion is reinforced through the rituals of the Poro society who initiate and educate the men from the age of seven onwards. Senufo theology is based on Koulotiolo, a powerful god, and Katieleo, a goddess mother, who through the rituals of the Poro society, regenerates the world.
The Senufo were among the first tribal artists to be admired by the Western world. Their artistic output has been prolific – statues and masks characterized by realistic features or highly geometric shapes which emphasize rhythm and the opposition between void and full spaces.”